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Subject: What is this bug
Location: South Carolina
January 4, 2015 8:49 pm
I have found three of these in my house. What are they? They move slowly.
Signature: Hates bugs

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Dear Hates bugs,
This is an invasive exotic species, a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.  It was recently introduced to North America and spread rapidly across the continent.

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Subject: bug identification
Location: Howrah, West Bengal, India
January 4, 2015 2:35 am
I would like to know about this bug. Regards.
Signature: sreeradha steh

Jewel Bugs

Lychee Shield Bugs

Dear Sreeradha,
This pretty Shield Bugs in the family Scutelleridae are commonly called Lychee Shield Bugs,
Chrysocoris stolli.  We are postdating your submission to go live to our site next week while we are on holiday.

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Subject: what is this?
Location: Foldom, CA 95630
January 1, 2015 12:29 pm
Found this bug in my bed…yuck! Where did it come from?
Signature: Heather Moustakas

Rough Stink Bug

Tree Stink Bug

Dear Heather,
This is a Rough Stink Bug or Tree Stink Bug in the genus
Brochymena, and it is not considered a household pest, though individuals sometimes enter homes when the weather begins to cool.

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Subject: Rock beetle?
Location: Cameron Park, CA
December 26, 2014 10:55 pm
Hi there. Just found this in my house and am stumped. He looks like a beetle obviously but he looks like he’s designed to hide on a rock. Not on my carpet. :-/
Signature: Lisa Visconti

Tree Stink Bug

Tree Stink Bug

Dear Lisa,
This is a Tree Stink Bug or Rough Stink Bug in the genus
Brochymena, and we haven’t posted a recent image of this genus to our site in quite some time.  According to bugGuide:  “Usually bark-like (cryptic). Lateral teeth on juga. Head elongated, pronotum laterally with toothlike projections, and rear margin of abdomen has pleated pattern.” 

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Subject: red white & black beetle
Location: Los Angeles, CA
December 19, 2014 9:39 pm
I thought this bug was pretty so I took a photograph of the design on it’s back. Later I couldn’t at all identify it, so I was hoping you would be able to help. It kept leaning away from me when I tried to take a picture. It was about a quarter of an inch long, including legs.
Thanks!
Signature: Caroline

Hello, I’m sorry to have bothered you, since I just identified the bug as Eurydema oleracea, a leaf beetle

African Painted Bug

African Painted Bug

Hi Caroline,
Though you have incorrectly identified the species, you do have the correct family. 
Eurydema oleracea which we located on British Bugs is not a Leaf Beetle.  It is a member of the family Pentatomidae, the Stink Bugs.  Your insect is an African Painted Bug, Bagrada hilaris, an invasive species that is damaging plants in the cabbage family including kale and collard greens.

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Subject: Small round bug – South Africa
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
December 8, 2014 3:52 am
Hi, I took this photo of these insects and what looks like eggs, on an outside panel of my door. It is tiny – the whole lot measures probably just under 1cm in diameter. I took the photo on Sunday, 7 December, which is in the middle of our rainy, hot summer season. I am in Johannesburg, South Africa. It looks like they are protecting the eggs or something, but what kind of bug is that? Hope you can assist! Thanks! :)
Signature: Erna Pieterse

Hatchling Stink Bugs

Hatchling Stink Bugs

Dear Erna,
These are newly hatched Stink Bugs in the family Pentatomidae.  We know they are most likely not the same species, but you can compare your image to this North American sighting of newly hatched Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs.

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